Year of the Dragon: Chinese Horoscope

Gifted with depth and wisdom—and fearsomely hard to read—the mystical, noble Dragon is the only Chinese zodiac sign that’s not an animal.

Dragon Years

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Powerful and mystical, Dragons are the only non-animal sign of the Chinese zodiac. They are often misunderstood, even feared. With deep, soulful eyes that speak of many lifetimes, Dragons possess inner wisdom that makes people sit up straight around them. Many Dragons have strong psychic or intuitive powers, and they soak up everything in their environments. They listen more than they talk and really hear what’s being said.

Although their silence can be intimidating, Dragons don’t mean to scare you. They’re just intense. This sign is a natural leader, always ready for battle. Orlando Bloom, a Dragon, was perfectly cast as a warrior in Lord of the Rings. Dragons live to protect their loved ones, and innately sense when someone they care about is being threatened. Keep a Dragon on your good side, and you’ll always have a champion.

Western Sign: Aries

Compatible With: RatMonkey

Famous Dragons

Rihanna, Adele,Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Orlando Bloom, Eva Mendes, Courteney Cox, John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Courtney Love, Blake Shelton, Ryan Reynolds, Ja Rule, Alexander Skarsgard, Shane Dawson, Vanessa Hudgens, Stephen Curry, Emma Stone, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Sandra Bullock, Wendy Williams, Sarah Palin, Hoda Kotb, Don Cheadle, Wanda Sykes, Stephen Colbert

5 Elements of Chinese Astrology: Dragon

1928: Earth Dragon
1940: Metal Dragon
1952: Water Dragon
1964: Wood Dragon
1976: Fire Dragon
1988: Earth Dragon
2000: Metal Dragon
2012: Water Dragon
2024: Wood Dragon

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Chinese zodiac illustrations by The Grande Dame.


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